bodhicitta

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Glossarybodhicitta

Sanskrit Noun

bodhicitta

mind of enlightenment
बोधिचित्त
བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས།
菩提心

Basic Meaning

The altruistic thought to seek enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. It is said to have two aspects: compassion aimed at sentient beings and their problems and the wisdom of enlightenment as the solution.

Simplified English Usage

Thought of awakening

Term Variations
Key Term bodhicitta
Topic Variation bodhicitta
Tibetan བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས།  ( jangchubsem)
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration byang chub sems  ( jangchubsem)
Devanagari Sanskrit बोधिचित्त  ( bodhicitta)
Romanized Sanskrit bodhicitta  ( bodhicitta)
Chinese 菩提心
Chinese Pinyin pútí xīn
Buddha-nature Site Standard English mind of enlightenment
Richard Barron's English Term awakened mind
Jeffrey Hopkin's English Term mind of enlightenment
Gyurme Dorje's English Term enlightened mind
Alternate Spellings རྫོགས་པའི་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས།
Term Information
Source Language Sanskrit
Basic Meaning The altruistic thought to seek enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. It is said to have two aspects: compassion aimed at sentient beings and their problems and the wisdom of enlightenment as the solution.
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Tshig mdzod Chen mo [1869] dmigs pa gzhan don la dmigs nas rnam pa rdzogs byang thob 'dod kyi 'dun pa las byung zhing theg chen lam gyi gzhung shing du gyur pa'i yid kyi rnam rig khyad par can/ de la dbye na smon sems dang 'jug sems gnyis/ ...